Re: Problems with itching and also numb hands
My onset symtom was numb hands. I woke up one morning thinking my hand was asleep, like i slept on it wrong. After a few hours of this, I finally called my doctor who told me it was probably a pinched nerve. This was before I knew I was going to have a life long relationship with a Neurologist....
My GP sent me for a CT scan to look for the pinched nerve as it hadnt resolved itself over the next 24 hours and that CT was my quick ticket to a MRI. My MRI showed over 50 lesions, all in the brain and all pointing towards the hand thing being related to nerve damage in the brain. Ive had several EMGs of my hands over the years and my hands are fine; however heat, humidity and stress really excaberate my hand numbness and tingling.
My point is that an attack on the brain can surely result in numb/ tingling hands and in my case a MS dx! 6 years later, I still have the symtom. My attack was severe enough that it never reversed itself. There are times when it reduces me to tears the pain is so bad. Nothing, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Neurontin, topic things or accupuncture has helped this pain; however I have learned to live with it and I have found that keeping my body cool and running my wrists under ice water does alliviate some of the pain...overall, its a MS symptom. I try to deal with it.
Hope this helps.
RRMS- dx 05